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2021 Southern California Food Industry Conference

The Changing Landscape in the Food
and Supplement Industry

March 4-5, 2021

This conference will be held virtually.

For more detailed information,
visit the SCFIC website at www.scfic21.net

MARCH 4
8:30-8:40 Welcome Remarks
Claudia Fajardo-Lira, PhD, SCFIC Co-Chair
Lilian Were, PhD, SCFIC Co-Chair
8:40-9:50 TAKING STOCK OF WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT MAY LIE AHEAD

Disruption by the Pandemic: Future Proofing the Food Industry
Kantha Shelke, PhD
Corvus Blue LLC
Processed Food and COVID-19: How Has COVID Affected CPG
Susan Socolovsky, PhD, CFS

COVID's Impact on the Supply Chain or Sales
Nathan Smith
ADM / Wild Flavors
9:50-9:55 BREAK
10:00-11:20 NAVIGATING CHANGES IN NUTRITION AND PROTEIN DEMAND

Protein Myths and Realities
Stacy Pyett, PhD
Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Diet and the Microbiome: Is There an Effective Pathway to Immune Modulation for COVID-19?
Dena Herman-Mendes, PhD, RD
California State University Northridge and UCLA School of Public Health

Plant Based Innovation in COVID Times
Jacqueline Finegan
Business Development Manager, Kerry Ingredients

Faba Bean Protein, A Novel Ingredient
Jane Whittinghill, PhD
Global New Product Development, ICL Food Specialties

11:30-12:00 FITNESS SESSION led by Jules Hogan-Sahay
12:00-1:00 LUNCH and STUDENT ENGAGEMENT SESSION
1:00-2:30 UNDERSTANDING VIRAL DISEASES IN ANIMALS AND FOOD

The Evolution of Viral Zoonoses
Edward Holmes, PhD
Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity
The University of Sydney, Australia


Inactiviation of Norovirus
Xinhui Li, PhD
University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

African Swine Fever
Tiffany Lee, DVM, PhD
North American Meat Institute Foreign Animal Disease

Hepatitis E Virus, an Emerging Foodborne Pathogen:
Reservoirs and High-Risk Foods

Erin DeCaprio, MS, PhD
Department of Food Science and Technology University of California Davis

2:30-3:00 Cooking demo led by Jake Hagen
3:00-3:45 FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT DURING THE PANDEMIC

Food Testing During a Pandemic: Prioritizing Safety, Health
and Well-Being

Donna Williams Hill, PhD
US FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs
Pacific Laboratory Southwest


Matthew Walburger, MPH, CDR
USPHS, Division of Human and Animal Food Operations West 5
Office of Human and Animal Food Operations


Food Safety Management Systems Have Proven Their Value
During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jairo Romero, MS
Jairo Romero & Associados

3:45-4:00 RAFFLE
MARCH 5
8:30-9:30 THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF THE SUPPLMENT INDUSTRY
IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Market Trends for Immunity Products During the Pandemic
Brian Wommack
SVP Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition


Vitamin Deficiency in Severe COVID-19 Disease and Supplementation
as a Disease-Modifying Therapeutic Strategy

Jennifer Totonchy, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy
Chapman University


What Does it All Mean?
Peter Pressman, MD, MS, FACN
Polyscience Consulting

9:30-10:00 FITNESS SESSION led by Jules Hogan-Sahay
10:00-11:00 Supply Chain Issues and Lessons Learned During the Pandemic
Heidi Goodwin
Supplier Quality Manager, Tricorbraun

FDA's Foreign Supplier Verification Program
Inspection Finds in 2020

Marian Boardley
MB Consulting LLC
Introduction to Virtual Audits: Useful Tools
Tatiana Miranda
Principal Quality Engineer, Nutrilite
11:00-11:200 RAFFLE

Agenda subject to change.

This conference qualifies for Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH). CFS certificants may claim a maximum of 9.0 CH for their participation in this program. For more information, please visit ift.org/certification or email ifscc@ift.org.

Registration Fees:

  1. $ 10.00 - Student Member
  2. $ 35.00 - SCIFTS Member
  3. $ 10.00 - SCIFTS Retiree
  4. $ 50.00 - SCIFTS Non-Member

CLICK HERE to register and pay online.


MEDIA:
SCIFTS intends to take photo stills and video of this event for use in SCIFT news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the SCIFTs website. By participating in the virtual event, you grant SCIFTs the right to use any image, photograph, video, voice, or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of SCIFTs. Media may be displayed, distributed, or used by SCIFTS and Chapman for any purpose. Thank you for joining us at SCFIC 21 Virtual Event.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 19, 2021

Hybrid Zoom In-person Meeting
Holiday Inn, Buena Park

July 18-21, 2021

IFT AMFE

August 23, 2021

SCIFTS Suppliers Expo
Anaheim Convention Center Marriott

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